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A few weeks ago I started having migraines that would never

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A few weeks ago I started having migraines that would never leave. Last week, I started having trouble breathing properly (always having to clear my throat, as though something is stuck inside - it kind of sounds like a snore) and an itch started on my palette - and those never left. Last night, I blew my nose, and blue-blackish mucus came out. Today, my bones (especially where my hips are) are hurting a lot. This is urgent. Can it be something serious? Thank you.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Jef Burk replied 3 years ago.
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Jef Burk :

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Customer :

Hey there

Jef Burk :

None of your recent symptoms are consistent with any "serious" pathology

Customer :

oh

Customer :

but what can it be?

Customer :

like my head hurts a lot

Customer :

like it's about to burst out

Customer :

and my throat is always stuffy

Customer :

and i'm not coughing or anything (i don't have a cold)

Customer :

:S

Jef Burk :

Migraines are usually intermittent so if you are having daily headaches these are not migraine and a proper work up is indicated

Customer :

today my hips and other bones have been hurting

Customer :

and it feels like something is stuck on my palette, and i can't get rid of it (been over a week)

Jef Burk :

a stuffy throat will not be associated with your headaches - nasal congestion, low grade viral infection or sometimes reflux are the usual causes in a patient of your age

Customer :

oh

Jef Burk :

i would not expect the sensation on your palate to persist - but if you still have it in 3-4 weeks an ent check up would be advised

Customer :

i found it quite weird that i blew my nose last night and some weird black and dark blue color came out

Customer :

like little lints or something

Jef Burk :

that's not consistent with anything in particular...........

Jef Burk :

i would not worry about it

Customer :

oh

Customer :

it happens to other people too?

Jef Burk :

hi

Jef Burk :

odd things happen all the time - like i said it is not a symptom that fits with any particular diagnosis - so as a one off event i would not suggest that you need worry about it

Customer :

alright that's perfect then!

Customer :

i had a scare, went on wrongdiagnosis.com and said it was HIV etc

Customer :

so i decided to come on here and find out

Customer :

so there's no chance for it to be HIV?

Jef Burk :

hi

Jef Burk :

it is not at all consistent!

Jef Burk :

if you feel you are at risk of HIV then you should have a test

Customer :

but you wouldn't worry about it?

Jef Burk :

even if you test positive , modern treatments are excellent!

Customer :

wow

Customer :

and life expectancy is around how much?

Customer :

20 years?

Jef Burk :

no i would not worry about your symptoms -other than the headaches

Jef Burk :

longer - often life expectancy is not significantly reduced!

Customer :

wow

Customer :

so you can basically live till 70?

Customer :

if i'm 21 and have it. i can still live till around 70-75?

Jef Burk :

unless you die of something else!

Customer :

true

Jef Burk :

you should get a test , and have a chat with your Dr beforehand

Customer :

perfect

Customer :

thank you so very much for your time and patience!

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